March 26, 2003 |
In its first deal with an unaffiliated studio, Movielink, the online movie distributor owned by five major Hollywood film companies, is set to announce an agreement today with independent Artisan Entertainment Inc. Financial terms were not disclosed. Movielink is jointly owned by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, Paramount Pictures, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Universal and Warner Bros.
June 30, 2000 |
Artisan Entertainment Inc., the studio that released last year's sleeper horror hit "The Blair Witch Project," said co-Chief Executive Mark Curcio has quit. Curcio was forced out amid a power struggle with co-CEO Amir Malin and co-President Bill Block, both of whom felt Curcio failed to take advantage of the company's Internet marketing success with "Blair Witch."
May 5, 2003 |
Artisan Entertainment Inc. plans to release the first high-definition DVD for the home video market next month. Its lead character is a computer-driven android, which is fitting. That's because the disc will play only on a PC. The movie is "Terminator 2: Judgment Day," already released twice on conventional DVDs, once on regular VHS, once on laserdisc and once on D-VHS, a high-definition version of videotape.
March 28, 2000 |
Artisan Entertainment, the independent distributor behind the low-budget horror hit "The Blair Witch Project," wants to sell stock in itself. How appropriate. Owning shares in movie companies usually ends up being a really frightening experience.
January 11, 2003 |
After a brief 15-month tenure, Robert Cooper is relinquishing his dual posts as chief executive of Artisan Pictures and vice chairman of its parent, Artisan Entertainment, the company said. Cooper will relaunch his former movie and TV production company Landscape Pictures. The company will have a deal at AOL Time Warner Inc.'s New Line Cinema. The executive remains a shareholder of Artisan, which retains a financial position in more than a dozen projects Cooper will take with him.
August 15, 2001
Artisan Entertainment President Bill Block is leaving the independent film and video distributor to "seek other investment and restructuring opportunities," the company said. Block, a former talent agent and one of the founding partners of Artisan, said he will retain his 8.2% stake in the company. In 1997, Block helped put together the deal in which investment firm Bain Capital bought Live Entertainment, which became Artisan.